“In a two years period, I’ve gone from taking a beginner class with zero experience to selling my first collection of ceramics at a holiday craft fair in Soho” – Signe Y.
8 Weeks Ceramic Classes: July 7 – August 31
Summer session will run from Sunday July 9 – Saturday September 2. Same price and schedule as below.
Classes in all levels of wheel throwing, hand building, decorating, sculpture, glazing, tile/mosaic are offered in our fully equipped studio. The classes are kept small to allow for individualized attention and study within the group setting. Learn to create pieces using either handbuilding, throwing or a combination of both that can be used for either functional or sculptural work. Surface decoration techniques demonstrated will include applied texture, colored slips and glaze application. You are encouraged to let your instructor know of any project you may have in mind and it will be used to feed the class demonstrations.
Please scroll down to see all our ceramic classes options, time and day schedule.
How to choose your class:
- Exploratory Clay Play, Intermediate Level Wheel and/or Handbuilding is appropriate for students who can throw a cylinder. This class is designed to open creativity and push participants to try new things. Through a variety of games/activities that stimulate collaboration, a little friendly competition, and new ways of approaching projects, this class will energize your journey with clay and expand ways of thinking.
- All Level Wheel and/or Hand building class is appropriate for total beginners as well as experienced students.
- Beginner & Intermediate Wheel and/or Hand building class is appropriate for people with no experience as well as students who have taken the equivalent of one or two sessions before.
- Intermediate & Advanced Wheel and/or Hand building class is appropriate for people who have already taken the equivalent of at least two sessions. Intermediate & Advanced students should be able to center 5-8 lbs of clay on the wheel and have basic coil and slab building knowledge.
Make up: Classes can be made up within the session as long as you have given notice and there is a spot available in another class.
Age requirement: 15+ can join this program
8 week session includes a 3 hours class/week and 2h of bench time/week. Glazes, Brown house clay, firing fee at 6 cents/cubic inch (one fee covers bisque and glaze firing). Specialty clay bodies are available for sale.
Participants should bring their own individual tool kit, apron and towel to each class. Supplies can be brought here.
Registration opens January 23.
“Thanks so much for the amazing 7 weeks of class and a special thanks to Jake! It was super inspiring being there. ” – Luis D.
|Friday Evening||7/07 – 8/25/23||5 – 8PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Saturday Morning||7/08 – 8/26/23||9AM – 12PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Saturday Afternoon||7/08 – 8/26/23||12:15 – 3:15PM||Beginner Wheel Throwing|
|Sunday Morning||7/09 – 8/27/23||9AM – 12PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Sunday Afternoon||7/09 – 8/27/23||12:30 – 3:30PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Sunday Afternoon||7/09 – 8/27/23||4 – 7PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Monday Morning||7/10 – 8/28/23||10:00 AM – 1:00PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Monday Afternoon||7/10 – 8/28/23||4 – 7PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Monday Evening||7/10 – 8/28/23||7:15 – 10:15PM||Exploratory Clay Play, Intermediate Level Wheel and/or Handbuilding|
|Tuesday Afternoon||7/11 – 8/29/23||4 – 7PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Tuesday Evening||7/11 – 8/29/23||7:30 – 10:30PM||Beginner/Intermediate Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Tuesday Evening||7/11 – 8/29/23||7:30 – 10:30PM||Intermediate/Advanced Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Wednesday Morning||7/12 – 8/30/23||9:30 AM – 12:30PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Wednesday Evening||7/12 – 8/30/23||5 – 8PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Wednesday Evening||7/12 – 8/30/23||7:30 – 10:30PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Thursday Morning||7/13 – 8/31/23||10 AM – 1PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Thursday Evening||7/13 – 8/31/23||5 – 8PM||All Level Wheel + Handbuilding|
|Thursday Evening||7/13 – 8/31/23||7:30 – 10:30PM||Beginner Wheel Throwing|
|Online Registration for Classes|
Cancellation Policy: $125 is non-refundable. Balance will be refunded for cancellation made in writing, no later than 7 days prior to the start of the 7 or 8 week session. No refund available thereafter. In the event CDC guidelines change before or during the course of the session and/or a studio shut down occurs, Choplet studio will transition to online instruction. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on small businesses, we will be unable to provide refunds or credits, even though online classes may not provide the same instruction than in person instruction. Please make sure you only register if you are comfortable with this policy.
Tools: Pottery tool kit is required and can be purchased for $15 at registration or on your first class.
Firing Fee: 6 cents/cubic inch covers bisque and glaze firing.
Note: Classes are subject to change or cancellation if they do not fill sufficiently.